Design Software Books

There are a ton of options for design professionals in the software space. And whether you're looking for AutoCAD tips or SketchUp ideas, you'll find what you need in these articles.

Design Software Books

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AutoCAD For Dummies

Published 03-15-2022

<p><b>You&rsquo;re one step away from creating crystal-clear computer-aided drafts in AutoCAD</b> <p>Ever started an AutoCAD project, only to give up when you couldn&rsquo;t quite get the hang of it? Or do you have a project coming up that would really benefit from a few meticulously created drawings? Then you need the latest edition of <i>AutoCAD For Dummies</i>, the world&rsquo;s bestselling retail book about the wildly popular program. <p>With coverage of all the important updates to AutoCAD released since 2019, this book walks you through the very basics of pixels, vectors, lines, text, and more, before moving on to more advanced step-by-step tutorials on three-dimensional drawings and models. Already know the fundamentals? Then skip right to the part you need! From blocks to parametrics, it&rsquo;s all right here at your fingertips. <p>You&rsquo;ll also find: <ul> <li>In-depth explanations of how to create and store your drawings on the web</li> <li>Stepwise instructions on creating your very first AutoCAD drawing, from product installation and project creation to the final touches</li> <li>An exploration of system variables you can tweak to get the best performance from AutoCAD</li> </ul> <p>Perfect for the AutoCAD newbie just trying to find their way around the interface for the first time, <i>AutoCAD For Dummies</i> is also a must-read reference for the experienced user looking to get acquainted with the program&rsquo;s latest features and essential drawing tips. Grab a copy today!

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SketchUp For Dummies

Published 09-01-2020

<p><b>The first step in making your ideas a reality</b></p> <p>SketchUp offers a vast array of tools that help you get your building, woodworking, and design plans out of your head and into a real model. Even if you&rsquo;ve never dabbled in the software, <i>SketchUp All-in-One For Dummies </i>makes it easy to get started as quickly as the ideas pop into your head!</p> <p>Providing real-world insight from top SketchUp insiders, these six-books-in-one teach you how to tackle the basics of the program and apply those skills to real-world projects. You&rsquo;ll discover the basics of modeling as they apply to either free or paid versions of SketchUp before diving into creating models to use for making objects, constructing buildings, or redesigning interiors.</p> <ul> <li>Navigate the SketchUp product mix</li> <li>Get familiar with the basics of modeling</li> <li>View and share your models</li> <li>Make your architecture, interior design, and woodworking dreams a reality</li> </ul> <p>You have tons of great ideas&mdash;and now you can harness this powerful software to bring them to life.</p>

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Tinkercad For Dummies

Published 03-27-2018

<p><b>Create in 3D with Tinkercad!</b></p> <p>If you can dream it, you can create it&mdash;using Tinkercad. This free tool gives everyone the power to create 3D models, regardless of your level of experience. With the help of <i>Tinkercad For Dummies</i>, you&rsquo;ll have the knowledge you need to plan your designs, the know-how to utilize the platform&rsquo;s drag-and-drop tools to create your design, and the information you need to print or export your designs to use them elsewhere.</p> <p>Tinkercad is for everyone! It&rsquo;s simple enough to be used by kids and students, but robust enough that an adult could use it to create a complex product prototype. With more than 4 million designs posted in the Tinkercad community, the platform is also popular with teachers around the world. Why not join in on the fun?<br /><br /></p> <ul> <li>Create your Tinkercad account and join the community</li> <li>Use the drag-and-drop tools to build 3D images</li> <li>Export your designs to have them 3D printed</li> <li>Learn the principles of great 3D design</li> </ul> Tinkercad is truly fun for all ages, and this hands-on guide makes it faster and easier to start using it right away!

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